Monday, February 12, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Schmitt’s amendment to ban vaccine mandates on airline flights passes U.S. Senate committee

This Week in Missouri Politics: Roy Blunt talks with Scott Faughn about post-Senate career (0:25); Israel vs. Hamas (1:25); Ukraine (5:10); assessment of Eric Schmitt (8:00); Missouri ‘s contribution to national defense industry (8:35); thoughts on Kit Bond (9:35); Commission on Presidential Debates (10:15); National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (12:50); thoughts on Cindy O’Laughlin (16:15); Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) on Roy Blunt (19:05); Cindy O’Laughlin (20:10); initiative petition and concurrent majority (22:00); Missouri Right to Life’s missteps on initiative petitons and federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) (24:05); why FRA is the most important legislative issue this year (26:30); why the Freedom Caucus will continue “getting on Facebook and blowing things up” (27:05) St. Louis Public Radio hiring morning newscaster, a position “heard by more daily listeners than any other on-air journalist in the STLPR newsroom”

JCNT: Missouri Public Service Commission under new leadership of Kayla Hahn

SNL’s Greta Cross: Missouri’s Division of Cannabis Regulation launches monthly marijuana podcast and quarterly newsletter; collection of other marijuana industry nuggets Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Monday morning segments: Missouri’s new weed podcast (Segment A, 1:40); promo for Springfield News-Leader’s Greta Cross’ rural Missouri drag series called “Tucked Away” (Segment A, 3:20); St. Louis Public Radio job listing (Segment A, 7:20); Elaine Cha, Sarah Fenske, Jason Rosenbaum (Segment A, 8:30); Cori Bush poll (Segment A, 11:00); Schmitt and vaccine mandates (Segment A, 13:55); Pfizer (Segment A, 15:20); Blunt and Cierpiot (Segment A, 17:45); COVID restrictions and beta male submissiveness (B, 7:00); Biden Administration signaling anti-grocery messaging (Segment C, 7:30)

Missourinet: Senate could debate initiative petition changes this week

SNL: Lawmakers hope to address child care ‘crisis’ with three-pronged tax credit package

Missouri Independent: GOP Rep. Mazzie Christensen: ‘I’m absolutely being punished’: Dean Plocher accused of retaliating against GOP critics

The Standard (Missouri State University): New $5 million nursing grant leads to big changes at Missouri State University

Missourinet: Gov. Parson’s budget includes creation of agriculture ‘resiliency fund’

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Bill from Rep. Adrian Plank (D-Columbia) would designate Missouri Compost Awareness Week Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Cape Girardeau County coroner plays the race card against AG Andrew Bailey, plus SLU reparations (Segment A, 4:30); why mainstream media loves “Republican buts …” (Segment A, 8:45); credit to Jamie Corley for one (1!) thing (Segment A, 9:45); Jay Ashcroft may or may not have thrown an elbow at pro-Palestine protester (Segment A, 16:45); school board election trope: NEA slates vs. nutjobs (Segment C, 10:10)

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: Love and black history sharing the same month is instructive; zero (0) references to Missouri

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “The Independent has published 25 of (diversity columnist Janice Ellis’) columns in the past 12 months, and one (1) was exclusively focused on Missouri issues … Can you imagine if its diversity slot was occupied by a strong voice on Missouri issues?”

Forbes’ Ana Faguy: Hawley, other Republicans call For Biden’s removal by 25th Amendment after Hur Report: What it is and why that won’t happen (link via John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback ($12.99) and Amazon Kindle ($7.99)

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